The Hubble Space Telescope has captured new images that led astronomers in assembling a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe. It also led them to see some insights into how the Milkyway Galaxy evolved and developed.
Hubble Space Telescope is 24-year old, yet it offered some clearest images of the development of Milkyway Galaxy. These colourful deep space images ever captured till date have proved vital for the scientists.
According to the scientists they images have made it easy to find the missing link in star information, which wasn’t known until today.
This study was conducted using an ultraviolet light unlike previous studies. This first ever ultraviolet technique made the universe even more discoverable. Researchers call this project as Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF).
This project gave researchers information about the stars which are about 5 billion to 10 billion light years away. This is huge achievement as compared to what was discovered earlier. It lets us see that distance where most of the stars in the universe were born.
Before this it was only possible to see stars at a nearer or farther distance. This integral middle ranger became visible by the use of ultraviolet technique.
With this technique researchers are able to observe where in the galaxy new stars are forming. Earlier Hubble Telescope used the visible and infrared wavelengths, but with the introduction of ultraviolet wavelength scientists can not only observe a complete combination with a full range of colours but also get radiant images.
Using ultraviolet has resulted in an image containing about 10,000 galaxies, which are within a few hundred million years of the big bang. With this it is possible to study how these galaxies developed from small collection of starts to galaxies with planets.